Cosmos ($280 used gaming PC build)

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Cosmos ($280 used gaming PC build)

I wanted to try my hand at used PC building, and my Fiance needed something besides her laptop, I feel like I spent a little too much on everything, but it still came out not bad.
I'm still waiting for new CPU cooler, I used the stock cooler to make sure everything worked, and posted after setting everything up.

Base system with 8GB DDR2 and 500GB HDD $80
120GB SSD, I had this laying around
New PSU $50
CPU + Adapter Sticker $31 (Intel Xeon X5482)
2.5" to 3.5" Adapter $5
New CPU Cooler $35 (The CPU TDP is 150w, I bought a Enermax ETS-T40F, which is rated for 200w)
GPU rx570 4gb: $75
New CMOS Battery

It came with an okay(Cooler Master brand) PSU, but only 500w, which is the minimum recommended for rx570, I wanted to give the GPU and CPU some breathing room, and PSU calculator suggested at least 550w, so I bought a new 650w
I feel like I could have saved money hunting for a used PSU, and a used CPU cooler.
Looking on YouTube, this Xeon CPU still seems very capable, and better than the Intel Core2 Duo E6850 the computer came with, might end up bottle necking the GPU, I haven't run any benchmarks yet waiting for the new CPU cooler.
I feel the DDR2 will end up holding this back as well, but it should still do a good enough job, until we save enough money to build a new gaming computer.
Color(s): Black Silver
RGB Lighting? No
Cooling: Air Cooling
Theme: none
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

Hardware

CPU
$ 99.95
Intel - X5482
Cores: 4
Socket: LGA 771
Motherboard
EVGA - EVGA Nforce SLI FTW
Memory Support: DDR2
Size: ATX
Memory
$ 69.99
Memory
$ 69.99
Graphics
$ 147.99
ASUS - ROG Strix
Chip: GTX 570
Chip Manufacturer: AMD
Storage
$ 34.97
SanDisk - SSD Plus
Capacity: 120 GB
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Storage
$ 89.29
Western Digital - WD Green Desktop
Capacity: 500 GB
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
PSU
$ 64.98
Corsair - VS650
Efficiency: 80+
Form Factor: ATX
Modularity: Non-Modular
Case
Cooler Master - Cosmos 1000
Motherboard Support: ATX, E-ATX
Side Panel: Solid
Type: Full-Tower
Cooling
$ 59.08
Enermax - ETS-T40F
Compatibilty: AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, AM4, FM1, FM2, FM2+, LGA 1366, LGA 2011, LGA 2011-3, LGA 2066
Size (WxHxD): 126 mm
Type: Air Cooler
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